By: George Orwell
Russian communism is a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
2. He encourages the animals to rebel.
3. He says man are beasts and are not to be trusted.
4. He tells the animals the rules they should follow.
5. the animals sing inspirational verses from "Beast of England"
2. To fulfill Old Major's death wish the pigs planned to attack Mr. Jones.
3. the tree pigs Snowball, Squealer, and Napoleon create the principles of Animalism.
4. Then animals rebel against Mr. Jones.
5. Changed the name of the farm to Animal Farm.
2. Each animal is given a specific job and in result they have to biggest harvest ever.
3. The animals make a green flag with a hoof and a horn to represent the workers.
4. Snowball teaches the animals to read and write and at the end of the summer all the animals achieve some kind of literacy.
5. Napoleon raises Jessie's and Bluebell's puppies.
2. The animals win another battle against Mr. Jones.
3. Boxer accidentally kills a stable boy.
4. Snowball and Boxer receive an "American Hero, First Class" medal.
2. Mollie is lured away and now she pulls a man's carriage.
3. Napoleon and Snowball still have disagreements.
4. Snowball draws up plans for a windmill.
2. Squealer makes a plan that if the animals don't work on Sunday afternoons then they won't get food.
3. Napoleon hires Mr. Whymper.
4. The pigs start breaking the seven commandments by sleeping in the bed in the farmhouse.
5. The windmill collapses because of a storm, but the animals blame it on Snowball.
2. There is a shortage of food.
3. Napoleon started selling the four hundred eggs to the humans in exchange for food.
4. The pigs keep manipulating the animals to believe anything they say.
5. They execute four pigs.
6. Windmill is a sing of hope and Tyrant.
2. The animals are working even harder to rebuild the windmill.
3. Napoleon has taken the role of "leader".
4. The pigs start to drink and changed another commandment to "No animal should drick alcohol in excess".
2. Food grows even more scarce.
3. Animal farm becomes a republic and Napoleon unanimously becomes president.
4. Boxer falls and is being sent to a slaughterhouse to be turned into glue.
6. Use the money from selling Boxer they use it to buy whiskey.
2. The farm has gotten richer.
3. Only the pigs and the dogs live comfortable lives.
4. The pigs start walking in two legs.
5. The name of the farm is changed back to Manor Farm.
Characters and who they symbol
The dogs represent the military/police. In the beginning of the book, they voted against accepting the rats & rabbits as 'comrades'. Shortly after the revolution, several 'pups' are stolen from their mothers. Later in the book, these pups (now fully grown - and fully trained) protect Napoleon from a second potential revolution, and help to enforce his decrees. They represent the secret police.
The Corruption of Socialist Ideals in the Soviet Union
Although Orwell believed strongly in socialist ideals, he felt that the Soviet Union realized these ideals in a terribly perverse form. His novella creates its most powerful ironies in the moments in which Orwell depicts the corruption of Animalist ideals by those in power. For Animal Farm serves not so much to condemn tyranny or despotism as to indict the horrifying hypocrisy of tyrannies that base themselves on, and owe their initial power to, ideologies of liberation and equality. The gradual disintegration and perversion of the Seven Commandments illustrates this hypocrisy with vivid force, as do Squealer’s elaborate philosophical justifications for the pigs’ blatantly unprincipled actions. Thus, the novella critiques the violence of the Stalinist regime against the human beings it ruled, and also points to Soviet communism’s violence against human logic, language, and ideals.